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Vishwast-class offshore patrol vessel

The Vishwast-class offshore patrol vessels are series of three offshore patrol vessels built by Goa Shipyard Limited, Vasco da Gama, Goa for the Indian Coast Guard.[5][4]

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Photograph of the Indian Coast Guard's offshore patrol vessel ICGS Vishwast (OPV-30) at the Shinko Pier No. 2, Port of Kobe, Japan.
Class overview
Name: Vishwast class
Builders: Goa Shipyard Limited
Operators:
Indian Coast Guard Ensign
Indian Coast Guard
Preceded by: Sankalp class
Succeeded by: Samarth class
Planned: 3
Completed: 3
Active: 3
General characteristics
Type: Offshore patrol vessel
Displacement: 1840 tons[1]
Length: 94 metres (308 ft)[1][2][3]
Beam: 12.2 metres (40 ft)[1][2]
Draught: 4.5 metres (15 ft) (propeller)
Depth: 3.6 metres (12 ft)
Installed power: 18,000 kilowatts (24,000 hp)
Speed: 26 kn (48 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nmi (8,300 km)
Complement: 10 officers and 98 sailors
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 1 x HAL Dhruv

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DescriptionEdit

The ships in this class are 93.6 metres (307 ft 1 in) in length and are equipped with a 30 mm CRN 91 Naval Gun for policing the Exclusive Economic Zone. The vessels are designed to be propelled by two MTU engines delivering 18,000 kW (24,000 hp) of power and have a range of 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at a cruising speed of 12–14 knots (22–26 km/h; 14–16 mph).

Their features include an Integrated Bridge System (IBS), Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS), Power Management System (PMS), High Power External Fire Fighting System (ABS Fi-Fi Class-1) and one indigenous Close Range Naval Gun (CRN-91) along with an optical fire control system. They carry one helicopter and five high speed boats. The ships are also fitted with advanced Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

The ships are primarily designed for patrolling and policing maritime zones, search and rescue operations, maritime surveillance, anti-smuggling operations, pollution response against oil spillages and external fire-fighting.

Ships of the classEdit

Name Pennant Number Date of Launch Date of commission Homeport
ICGS Vishwast 30 4 July 2008 17 March 2010 Chennai[6]
ICGS Vijit 31 4 November 2009 11 December 2010 Porbandar[7]
ICGS Vaibhav 32 5 December 2009 21 May 2013 Tuticorin[8]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "ICGS VISHWAST - Vessel's Details and Current Position - 0 - 419098400". Marinetraffic.com. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.indiancoastguard.gov.in/content/1590_1_SurfaceUnitsPage2.aspx# Archived 3 June 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b "Coast Guard inducts patrol vessel 'ICGS Vijit' in its fleet - India - DNA". Dnaindia.com. 11 December 2010. Archived from the original on 17 November 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  5. ^ Special Correspondent (16 March 2010). "News / States : ICGS Vishwast to be commissioned tomorrow". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  6. ^ "'Vishwast' to be inducted into Coast Guard fleet". The Hindu. 19 May 2010. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  7. ^ "'ICGS Vijit' all set to join Coast Guard tomorrow". The Hindu. 10 December 2010. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)ICGS 'Vaibhav'commissioned". pib.nic.in. Archived from the original on 5 January 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2015.

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